Skin is that one thing that we’re keeping for our entire life. Therefore, more important than bags, clothes or shoes is what we put on our face. I’m not gonna talk about face creams or wrinkles now, but about an entire different subject that is no less important: Facials and facial masks.
Yes, going to a nice beauty salon or spa and having one of those pretty girls put stuff on our faces and massaging is extremely relaxing and helpful for our skin.. but that costs.. well.. a lot. So, here I am, presenting you my own tricks when it comes to home spa skincare. First of all, what you need to know is that masks aren’t just treatments that you use once in a while, expecting miracles after 20 minutes. Rather they should take a very defined place in your routine in order to see results. I’m not talking about daily usage – I know time is a precious thing – but at least once every 3 or 4 days.
Now, going back to that dry skin. You know what I’m talking about.. small patches of skin that seem so evident when applying make-up, irritations, sensitive skin that turns all red and hurts when you’re going out. Of course it doesn’t have to be like that (even if it’s winter and -10 degrees outside).
My all time favorite ingredient for these problems is.. avocado. You just need half a fruit and a fork. You should be able to smash it easily and simply apply it on your face in a thick layer . Leave it for 20 minutes (or more if you can handle having something on your skin for that long) and after you take it off, you’ll feel a difference in how your nourished your skin is. Of course, you can add drops of other beneficial ingredients like honey, olive oil, bananas etc. Just make sure there’s nothing irritant in what you put in there. To get an idea of what I’m talking about, avoid lavender oil, rosemary oil (actually any essential oil) and strawberries.
This one is an easy one and you probably already know something about it from your mother: When it comes to calming irritated skin, you use raw honey. You can either apply it alone, or mix it with oils or milk. Just be careful with the mixture because it tends to slip easily. Of course, you could just apply it when you’re taking a long relaxing bath (yes, yes, it’s not extremely good for skin, but we’re allowed at least one guilty pleasure)
This one isn’t exactly a mask, but more of a trick that I suggest doing if you have any kind of skin problems: massage. Don’t stress because you don’t know any massage technique. The point here is to gently pat your face, press point or carefully rub it. Of course, you’re not gonna do that on bare skin, but actually use an oil. For dry skin I’d recommend almond oil or jojoba, but if you don’t have that, you can easily use olive oil or coconut oil (or whatever you have in your kitchen). Just make sure you wash your face afterwards.
These are some of the tips that I use to combat my dark skin and they actually work if used often enough. I’ll come back soon with info for more skin types, so drop by again!